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Open-Source Creative X-Fi Support

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phoronix: Last Friday 4Front Technologies had released the binaries and source-code to OSS 4.0 Build 1013. This new build of the Open Sound System brings two major changes, which include the full source code now being available for the M-Audio Revolution and Delta sound card drivers, and a beta driver for the Sound Blast X-Fi series from Creative Labs.

Q and A with Linus Torvalds

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Interviews

smh.com.au: At last week's linux.conf.au gathering in Melbourne, Nick Miller talked to Linux creator Linus Torvalds about his work and ambitions for his operating system.

Also: Photos: Linux.conf.au 2008

Your Portage tree just got 200MB smaller

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Gentoo

gentoo.org/news: Each ebuild in the Portage tree used to come with its own digest file. When you emerged a package, this digest was used to verify that you had the same files the developer did. Until now.

Just Installed PCLinuxOS for my folks

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PCLOS

gresak.com: This past weekend, I used one of our old desktop computers to install a copy of PCLinuxOS 2007. I took this updated system over to my parents house for them to try out as an alternative to their aging Windows XP system.

Why even use Linux??

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linuxloader.com: Why do I use Linux? I get that question quite a bit. Depending on who I'm talking to my response varies. Some of the more technical reasons leave many users with a blank stare. If you're reading this I assume you are either already running Linux or are about too. Well...... why are you doing it? Lets take a look at some of the reasons.

OpenSUSE's new tech evangelist spells it out

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Interviews
SUSE

computerworlduk.com: Novell has joined the trend in appointing a community manager for its SUSE Linux distribution. Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier spells out what it is all about.

Village School Director Backs Linux

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Linux

kommersant.com: Alexander Ponosov, director of the school in the village of Sepych, Perm Territory, who has found guilty of installing pirated Windows software in 12 school computers, has changed jobs. He is now engaged in popularizing the free Linux operating system.

today's leftovers

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News
  • How to get a Quake-like terminal session in Ubuntu by tapping the ‘~’ key

  • How to Deploy Linux From the Data Center to the Desktop
  • 2008 will be the year of the open source CMS
  • There is no Year of the Linux Desktop
  • Microsoft says to borrow money for Yahoo deal
  • Cursor behavior in OOo Calc
  • Apache sees modest market share gain
  • Google's Android Hits a Few Snags, But Feature Details Emerge
  • Is NVIDIA Buying AGEIA Good For Linux?
  • Keeping your system clock synchronized
  • Short Tip: Create a patch and use it in rpm
  • U CAN HAS LOLcats on Linux with Ruby and GTK
  • Linux on mainframes made easy
  • MySQL root password recovery under linux
  • BackupPC 3.1.0 for Ubuntu
  • DRI2 Comes Closer To Its Debut
  • The Rock-n-Roll DOSBox Freak Show

Eventually all of the [US] Army's networks will be Linux-based

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Matt Asay: The goal of the US Army is to move from Windows to Linux. In the meantime, the Army has to find ways to make the two work together. It's turning to Red Hat to do so and to a group of internal IT professionals to create a "Battle Command" that will explore how to move the Army from 20th-century Windows to 21st-century Linux.

Know your code, know open source

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blogs.the451group: It used to be there were only a couple of players in town who combed through software code, specifically looking for open source packages and licenses: Black Duck and Palamida. A year ago, we figured there was plenty of room for additional players, but we had no idea how many companies would end up coming to the open source code scanning table.

Yahoo's Openness Asset

linuxjournal.com: What if Yahoo's main value isn't its search engine or its advertising business, but the openness that makes it more Net-native and hacker-friendly than Microsoft?

Chyrp: A lightweight tool for simple blogging

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linux.com: High-end open source blogging applications may have all the features you can think of, but you may not need all that. For simple blogs, a lightweight alternative like Chyrp is worth a closer look.

GNU/something

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OS

polishlinux.org: Let me ask you a basic question: Which operating system do you use? What are the possible answers? Windows, Linux, Solaris or Mac OS X of course. But let us try to think different for a moment. Maybe it is possible, that this answer would be it is Nexenta GNU/OpenSolaris.

CMake: simple, effective and efficient

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rg03.wordpress: Writing programs that support multiple platforms is sometimes complicated. The bigger the program is, the closer to the system it is and the more libraries it uses, the more complicated it is to keep it multiplatform. When someone realized typing the compiler commands by hand everytime they wanted to rebuild a project was tiresome at best, they had to do something.

There's more to Linux than Ubuntu

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thetechandcents.com: I've told a million times by now, that I am a Linux person. I like the operating system, the tools, the applications, the works. I like the process. I like the community. I like the people. And all these positive feelings are not distribution-specific. I read more and more stories about Linux in general where term "Linux" is quite replaced by Ubuntu.

First Look at GoblinX 2.6 Mini

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linuxlove.org: GoblinX is a Live CD distribution based on Slackware and its primary goal is to provide a functional and easy to use desktop, yet beautiful and pleasant to use by users with any level of Linux knowledge alike.

Hans Reiser Murder Trial Delayed 2 Days

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: The Hans Reiser murder trial was delayed for two days Monday. Prosecutor Paul Hora is unable to attend the proceedings here in Alameda County Superior Court until Wednesday. His wife had a baby boy Saturday.

Linux Gazette - February 2008 (#147)

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Linux

February's edition of Linux Gazette is now online and ready to enjoy. This month's topics include A dummies introduction to GNU Screen, Booting Linux in Less Than 40 Seconds, and Hollywood, Linux, and CinePaint at FOSDEM 2008.

IBM responds to Microsoft: OOXML is "technically inferior"

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OSS

arstechnica.com: Microsoft fired the latest salvo in the increasingly antagonistic document standards debate last week when the company accused IBM of orchestrating efforts to block ISO fast-track approval of Office Open XML (OOXML), a document format devised by Microsoft for its office software suite. IBM isn't taking the accusations sitting down, however, telling Ars that Microsoft is leading a fight against truly open standards.

New Theme for Ubuntu 8.04 Deferred

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Ubuntu

tombuntu.com: The completely new theme for Ubuntu 8.04 has been deferred to the following release. The original plan was to have a fresh theme for every long-term-support release, starting with Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron. Now it has been decided to put off the redesign until Ubuntu 8.10.

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Leftovers: Ubuntu

  • How to Install Cinnamon 3.0 Desktop Environment in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Canonical Patches Multiple OpenSSL Vulnerabilities in All Supported Ubuntu OSes
    Today, May 3, 2016, Canonical has issued a new Ubuntu security notice to inform the community about the availability of new OpenSSL versions that patch various vulnerabilities discovered upstream by various developers. The OpenSSL security notice is valid for the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin). It details a total of five security issues that have been fixed in OpenSSL, which contains the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) cryptographic library and tools.
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    Expect to see a larger Ubuntu desktop installation image size by the time the Yakkety Yak is released later this year. Ubuntu Developers are currently discussing a new size limit for the main distribution image, as well those of the distribution’s official flavours.

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